Standards do not seem to be a priority anymore, quality and replayability are not an investers interest.
Diablo 4 is too shallow to be anything really now, most players have lost thier interest.
Look at the cost model around this game, (prices are UK, England)
£50 for the base game, plus i paid another £20 for the deluxe upgrade.
Expansions… oh sorry i mean DLC will be £30
Proberly be a character pack thats another potential £25
I have not bought any MTX’s since they are just useless.
Used my battlepass without realising it was a one shot item.
You dont get enough of the stupid crrency to buy anything either, not that i would bother.
Bottom line is, Diablo 4 was a cash grab that tried to emulate the days of games like Baldurs Gate, Diablo 2 LoD and failed, its bloated with useless stats and missing a huge amount of items, runes, uniques, sets, correct itemisation.
I spoke out about this a few weeks back and i was banned for speaking my mind and defending my standards by “whiteknights”
For myself personally, i really dont care what blizzard do with this game, this giant company has started to show a decline in the past few years in regard to thier quality, WoW is on life support and only the really diehard fans are keeping it going, Diablo 4 is a mess, Diablo Immoral is well… “we all own cellphones”
Future wise, im looking forward to Path of Exile 2 with its new characters, dual passive system and intergrated support gem function.
For all those people that enjoy diablo 4… Enjoy it while it lasts, because it wont last long and do not let your standards slip.